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Originally appearing in Volume V12, Page 782 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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FRIEDRICH GOTTLOB HAASE (1808—1867), German classical scholar, was born at Magdeburg on the 4th of January 18o8. Having studied at Halle, Greifswald and Berlin, he obtained in 1834 an appointment at Schulpforta, from which he was suspended and sentenced to six years' imprisonment for identifying himself with the Burschenschaften (students' associations). Having been released after serving one year of his sentence, he visited Paris, and on his return in 184o he was appointed professor at Breslau, where he remained till his death on the 16th of August 1867. He was undoubtedly one of the most successful teachers of his day in Germany, and exercised great influence upon all his pupils. He edited several classic authors: Xenophon (Aa,ceSanioviwv roXerela, 1833) ; Thucydides (1840) ; Velleius Paterculus (1858) ; Seneca the philosopher (2nd ed., 1872, not yet superseded); and Tacitus (1855), the introduction to which isa masterpiece of Latinity. His Vorlesungen fiber lateinische Sprachwissenschaft was published after his death by F. A. Eckstein and H. Peter (1874-188o). See C. Bursian, Geschichte der klassischen Philologie in Deutschland (1883) ; G. Fickert, Friderici Haasii memoria (1868), with a list of works; T. Oelsner in Riibezahl (Schlesische Provinzialblatter), vii. Heft 3 (Breslau, 1868).
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